Guess Which Oscar-Nominated Flick Is Broadway Bound!
We fell in love with the fantastical, well-meaning Amelie
when the movie came out in 2001. And now, 12 years later, the foreign film, which was nominated for five Oscars, is headed for the bright lights and the big stage — Broadway. Yes, composer Dan Mess confirmed via Facebook, "So not the best kept secret, but still I'm happy to announce that I've been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie
for Broadway. The creative team includes Craig Lucas (book) and Nathan Tysen (co-lyrics). Can't wait to share it with you!" And, though Mess loves the movie's original score, he called it "very different" than what he plans to lay on theatergoers. He says, "I don't think I'm even going to use [an] accordion in my score." Well, he better hop to it because apparently, the first draft is due by Labor Day! What do you think? Will the musical adaptation earn just as many Tony nominations as the film did Oscar noms? Sound off in the comments below. (CBS News
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